Expert advice on daily hand & nail care:


  • Moisturise your hands with a good quality moisturiser, preferably with SPF. During winter you will need a heavier cream that will help lock in the moisture.
  • Go for a manicure at least once a month, it ensures properly exfoliated and clean hands. The full manicure with massage is recommended as its a great way to relieve tension.
  • Do not use dish soap to wash your hands, it dries out the skin very quickly.
  • Exfoliate your hands at least once a week to remove any dead skin.
  • Always wear gloves when washing up, especially when working with harsh cleaning products.


  • Clip your nails once a week, avoid biting your nails.
  • Do not cut your nails too short as you are at risk of hurting your nail bed.
  • Do not rip off hang nails, you can tear skin away from around your fingernail, rather use a cuticle clipper to remove hang nails.
  • Apply cuticle oil twice a day as it allows the nail to look refreshed and hydrated. Cuticle oil also helps the nail to grow healthier and stronger.
  • Avoid picking out dirt from underneath the nail with pointy tools, it can separate the nail from the nail bed and cause an infection.
  • Keep your nails neat and smooth with a nail file.

Following a healthy diet and taking appropriate supplements can also result in healthier skin and nails.

Food that can help strengthen your nails:

  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Broccoli

Look out for dark leafy greens to add to your diet. It contains calcium, iron and antioxidants that can boost your nail health.

Here is a list of food items that can support your skin health:

  • Salmon, it contains Omega-3 which helps to improve the resilience of your skin.
  • Pumpkin seeds, they are an excellent source of zinc and vitamin C which can significantly improve the look and texture of your skin.
  • Broccoli, iron, vitamin C and other nutrients in broccoli can help your skin to remain soft and supple.